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"...alternatively earthy and mythopoetic, funny, meditative and personal...Winterson's Atlas is a very personable narrator, poetic and contemplative...Winterson artfully illustrates the interplay of free will and destiny, desire and responsibility. She retells a resonant old story beautifully." (Independent on Sunday)

"It's a quick read with Winterson in light and accessible mode, and the autobiographical passages dealing with how the legend has relevance to her own life fit neatly alongside the retelling." (The Herald)

"Weight is a masterpiece. As one of the inaugural volumes of the innovative Canongate myths series, it rewrites and reconfirms what fiction is, was, and might become." (Scotland on Sunday)

"Winterson's precise prose explores issues of loneliness, responsibility and freedom with clarity and vision, offering the gift of seeing things afresh." (The Good Book Guide)

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A strikingly original and profound slice of mythology from the award-winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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